About the Journal

Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture 

Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines. Supernatural Studies welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.   

Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs both in print and by open-access electronic publication under a Creative Commons BY-NC license.  Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available online as authorial permissions are secured. The journal is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.   

See our latest Calls for Papers here.  Submissions regular issues are accepted on a rolling basis. 

If you are a scholar interested in serving as a peer reviewer for Supernatural Studies, please fill out this form

Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies 

Executive Editors

Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,

City University of New York; member, The Council of Editors of Learned Journals

John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,

City University of New York

Assistant Executive Editors

Raechel Dumas, San Diego State University

Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Reviews Editor

Jennifer Gilchrist

Social Media Editor

Deborah Christie

U.K. Business Manager

Ellen Rawson

Editorial Board

Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University

Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Christina Carlson, Iona College

Joseph Donica, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Curt Herr, Kutztown University

Bethany Holmstrom, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Noah Simon Jampol, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Stephanie Pietros, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Sigmund Shen, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

News and Events

22 Sep. 2023: Vol. 8, issue 2 is now available in print form and in electronic open-access format. This fall, look for a special issue on The Exorcist, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary; and this spring, we will be organizers of a single-day conference at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, on Friday, March 22, 2024.  

The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.

Read Paolo Javier and Thomas Fink's "Exchange with Leah Richards and John Ziegler on Their Editorial Stewardship of Supernatural Studies" on Dichtung Yammer (1 Dec. 2019).

Read one participant's reflection on presenting at the inaugural 2018 Supernatural Studies Conference.

Read a review of Supernatural Studies 2.1 by Janet Brennan Croft, editor of the journal Mythlore.

Other News and Resources

11 Jun. 2020: Amsterdam UP series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals

The book series "Monsters and Marvels: Alterity in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds" (formerly Medieval Institute Publications' "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity") at Amsterdam University Press seeks proposals. See this flyer for details and contact information.